probability sampling


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probability sampling

[‚präb·ə′bil·əd·ē ‚sam·pliŋ]
(statistics)
A method of sampling from a finite population where the probability of each set of units being selected is known.
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Multistage probability sampling through households may not produce sufficient cases of diseases that are not highly prevalent.
Multistage national probability sampling through providers supplies uniquely valuable information, but will not represent populations not receiving medical care and may not provide sufficient cases in subpopulations of interest.
Additionally, AAPOR recognized that their approach combines the traditional strengths of probability sampling with the speed and flexibility of the Internet.

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